|The snnual university protest march at the beginning|
of the year scared away a few first year students
as it turned violent with police and extra security personnesl
being called to assist .
At the Tshwane University of Technology it was an even more eventful year with an expected student strike right at the beginning of the year. Journalism students were not making it easy in the Soshanguve campus as many of them came with their Model C demands. It was clear that some were scared and fearful and the disruptions saw the journalism department lose at least two students but the rest of them eventually became accustomed to TUT’s ‘traditions’. Those who left were soon to find out that protest marches happen at almost all major universities in the country and the grass is not always greener on the other side.
|Many watched the world cup's first game|
and Siphiwe Tshabalala'sgoal on open air fanfare parks
around the country.
All roads will lead to Brazil in 2014 which has also started receiving the European media pessimism South Africa endured for the six years leading up to the end of the 2010 football world cup. South Africans were just angry at them as they knew that nothing would go wrong as the country has always believed negative publicity against our beautiful nation is often an exaggeration.
The word 'vuvuzela' was named second on the New York Times list for Words of the year and it made it into the Oxford Dictionary. Fans of Canadian popstar Justin Bieber are called beliebers and addicted couch potatoes is no longer a term to be used, 'sofalising' should make the dictionary soon. Can’t wait for 20elevators or is it elevate us? It sounds cheesy I know.